County Offices
100 West Mulberry Street
Kaufman 469-376-4100

Chamber of Commerce
2100 S. Washington
Kaufman 972-932-3118

Bordering Dallas County to the west, Kaufman County provides the slower place and country pleasures of rural and small-town living in close proximity to Metroplex sophistication. Excellent public and private schools are available in local communities for children and young adults, while students of all ages can access opportunities for vocational and career training as well as two- and four-year colleges and universities close to home. Trinity Valley Community College District offers a campus in Terrell, which is also the location of Southwestern Christian College. TVCC places a health sciences center in Kaufman on the Presbyterian Hospital campus. Southern Methodist University and Texas A&M University in Commerce are less than a 50-minute drive from most Kaufman County addresses.

State-of-the-art healthcare is available locally at Presbyterian Hospital of Kaufman, a 91-bed full-service hospital. The wide range of services includes a 24-hour emergency department, cardiac rehabilitation, chemotherapy, and birthing rooms from labor and delivery through post-partum. Two medical office buildings support the main campus, providing physicians in most major specialties. As a hospital within the Presbyterian Healthcare System, the institution enjoys a strong network of specialized professionals and resources.

Traditional values blend with a progressive attitude in Kaufman County, where new residents find welcoming residential neighborhoods, fertile ground for new businesses, and country charm. Providing immediate access to the Metroplex benefits and amenities, this region is anchored by the county seat of Kaufman. Lush parkland, golf and country clubs, sports fields, playgrounds, tennis courts, and swimming pools combine with some of the most renowned lake recreational areas in the Metroplex for a full range of outdoor adventures. Lake Ray Hubbard, Lake Tawakoni, and some of the region’s finest bird-watching and nature trails are only a few minutes from home. Camping, hiking, biking, hunting, fishing, boating, swimming, water sports, and horseback riding are common pastimes for Kaufman County residents.
The Kaufman County terrain varies from prairie land to gently rolling hills or sandy wooded preserves that form the gateway to the Piney Woods of East Texas. New residents can choose from an attractive selection of housing in panoramic settings that include the opportunity for generous acreage and horse property. Modest bungalows or traditional homes in tree-shaded neighborhoods, country manors, new suburban subdivisions, ranches of all sizes, and golf-course properties are just a few of the residential choices. Factory outlets, quaint historic districts, and new retail villages add to the convenience of daily life. For those who are looking for a corner of the Metroplex that excels in country charm, Kaufman County is the place to explore.

Crandall, Combine
City Offices
Combine City Hall
Crandall City Hall

Chamber of Commerce

The small towns of Crandall and Combine are home to approximately 3,000 and 2,000 residents, respectively. The two communities offer all the intimacy and sense of belonging of a hometown environment just 27 miles southeast of Dallas across the Trinity River. Country charm and rural serenity is preserved by the greenspace around the riverfront, although Metroplex attractions remain easily accessible. With premier master-planned residential communities, exemplary-rated schools, opportunities for private education, a tour-quality golf course, and convenient access to shopping and healthcare resources, this area offers an idyllic retreat. Golf Digest even refers to Crandall as “Golftown USA.” The abundance of land for residential and business growth ensures a bright future for both communities.

City Hall

Chamber of Commerce

Situated in the northwest corner of Kaufman County, the City of Forney offers a warm and friendly atmosphere to approximately 6,000 residents. Bounded by U.S. Highway 80 on the north side, Interstate 20 to the south, and the East Fork of the Trinity River to the west, Forney provides easy access to Metroplex professional sports, cultural venues, nightlife, and higher education institutions. The community boasts a strong antique industry, so widely recognized that the state legislature resolved to designate Forney as the “Antique Capital of Texas.” Quality public education is available in schools within a district that is continually recognized by the Texas Education Agency. Residents of Forney can take advantage of the amenities and attractions that have developed throughout Kaufman County, as well as regional state parks and sparkling lakes.

City Hall

Chamber of Commerce

Nearly 7,000 residents are at home in the county seat of Kaufman, equally ideal for retirees, young professionals, and families in all stages. An excellent public school system, convenient recreation destinations, and vibrant shopping opportunities are available in a welcoming community that promotes itself with slogans such as “trees, not traffic” or “country living at its best.” Home to the Presbyterian Hospital campus, which also supports a nursing school, the city provides a commercial hub for the 60,000 people who live within a 15-mile radius. Hundreds of businesses are encompassed in the Kaufman trade area, although many residents are commuters to employment centers in Dallas and Tarrant Counties. Historic homes, large ranches, and beautiful subdivisions are just a few of the residential choices. Local parks, regional lakes, country clubs, and golf courses provide premier recreational opportunities.

City Hall

Chamber of Commerce

The rapidly growing college town of Terrell provides a progressive yet comfortable atmosphere for approximately 14,000 residents. Only 20 miles from Metroplex amenities, the city has developed its own municipal airport, a medical center complex, private schools, institutions of higher education, and first-rate recreational opportunities. Terrell State Hospital joins several manufacturing companies and the local school district as major employers. Students of all ages have access to vocational training and degree programs at the private Southwestern Christian College and the campus for Trinity Valley Community College. Several parks, three area lakes, a fitness center, public golf course, tennis courts, sports fields, swimming pool, and jogging trails combine with a theater, Terrell Heritage Museum, an historic retail district, wonderful restaurants, and factory outlet shopping to fill leisure hours with quality activity.

Search by List

Search by a list of area regions or city names.


Search by Map

Use our interactive map to find your community